<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:59:46 -0700 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:59:46 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[App Aims to Save Cardiac Arrest Victims]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:50:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/199*120/pulsepoint+app.JPG
A free CPR smartphone app aims to help San Diegans take a beat and save victims of sudden cardiac arrest, one of the leading causes of death in the country.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Driver Arrested After Assault]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:31:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/police-lights-night-shutterstock_54084688.jpg
Police have made an arrest after a woman claimed an Uber cab driver sexually assaulted her earlier this month. Police arrested 31-year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia, and charged him...

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<![CDATA[PD Tracks Burglars Through App]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:52:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/La-Mesa-police-badge.jpg
When a La Mesa man was awakened by burglars in his home, he called 911. The police officers who arrived didn't catch the suspects from the air or the ground but through a common app on many smartphones. ]]>
<![CDATA[Celeb Tweets You Missed from Comic-Con ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:47:04 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/CCClarkDuke.jpg
It wasn't just the fans showing all the excitement of Comic Con over social media.

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<![CDATA[The Truth Behind Hidden Contracts]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:10:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WomanComputerPic_1200x675_300608067571.jpg
It’s a contract few people read but nearly everyone has agreed to: the contract that often accompanies websites, service upgrades and downloads.

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<![CDATA[Tech Companies Announce Plan to Defeat Patent Trolls]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/Patent.jpg
The government has been deemed too slow in dealing with patent trolls -- those who buy obscure patents and then use them to sue giant mega-corporations -- so the corporations are banding together to outflank the...]]>
<![CDATA[Ex-Twitter Employee Sues For Age Discrimination ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:12:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/twitter_passwords.jpg
Peter Taylor, 57, is a former Twitter employee who sued the company last week alleging that the firm let him go in September and replaced him with a host of 20- and 30-somethings.]]>
<![CDATA[New Bed Designed to Help Premature Babies]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:49:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/premature-birth-lifestart-b.jpg
A premature baby was resuscitated in San Diego last week using a new, specialized bed designed just for preemies.

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<![CDATA[Phone Chargers and Adapters Recalled]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:41:02 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/recall33.jpg
Two recalls have been issued for chargers that can overheat phones, causing a burn hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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<![CDATA[Kardashian Game Propels App Company]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:26:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/KK11.jpg
The app-maker, Glu Mobile is the publisher of "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," a free-to-play game from Apple's App Store is enjoying a wave of success after its stock shares jumped 42 percent in recent...

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<![CDATA[Uber: What to Know About Car Service App]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:42:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Summoning a driver at a push of a smartphone button is a lot easier than trying to hail a cab during rush hour, which may explain why Uber, a ride-sharing app that connects passengers and car services...

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<![CDATA[Google CEO Larry Page Advocates for Shorter Work Weeks]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 06:12:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/LarryPage1.jpg
Google CEO has an easy and simple solution to unemployment: working less.

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<![CDATA[DropCam Offers Inexpensive Home Security System]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:10:09 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Drop-Cam-San-Diego-Duffy.jpg
The high quality, plug and play web-based cloud camera can be controlled and monitored from anywhere in the world.

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<![CDATA[30 Md. Cab Companies Suing Uber]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:40:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Uber-Council-102313.jpg
More than 30 Maryland cab companies are suing Uber, saying the company is hampering their ability to do business. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Baltimore Circuit Court, reported the Baltimore

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<![CDATA[Intel Stops Buying Chip Supplies From War-Torn Africa ]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:38:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/intel+image.jpg
Intel says it will stop buying "conflict minerals" -- gold, tin, tantalum, and tungsten -- to use in its computer chips from "rebel groups and militias" that commit human-rights abuses.]]>
<![CDATA[App Lets You Tour Apartments In 3D]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 07:36:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/07-03-2014-3d-apts.jpg
Apartment List now lets you tour apartments from your smartphone.

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<![CDATA[Who Bought All the Bitcoin? It's Tim "Six Californias" Draper]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 08:10:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/450921680.jpg
Well-known Bay Area-based tech entrepreneur Tim Draper was the man who purchased from the federal government the hoard of Bitcoin seized during the raid on Silk Road.

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<![CDATA[NASA Launches Carbon-Sniffing Satellite]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:41:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Carbon+Sniffing+Satellite+Illustration.jpg
A carbon sniffing satellite was launched into orbit on Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base charged with the task to study and track the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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<![CDATA[California Legalizes Bitcoin]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:46:23 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/%5BNECN%5DBitcoin.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown over the weekend signed legislation to legalize Bitcoin, ensuring that any barriers to digital currency of that or other types is lifted.]]>
<![CDATA[Users Angered at Facebook Emotion-Manipulation Study]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:56:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/163*120/facebook_computer_user.jpg
Facebook is dealing with a lot of unhappy users Monday morning after the Menlo Park company tweaked the feeds of thousands of users, the Today Show reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Want a Free Wedding? Uber Has the App for That]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:38:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/wedding+generic1.jpg
Not content to ride-share only, Uber is launching an "on-demand wedding" service on Saturday. Oh, and there's a free honeymoon in the bargain, too.]]>
<![CDATA[Is Oakland the New Silicon Valley?]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:35:17 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/219*120/jacklondonsquare.jpg
Tech companies are now branching out into the East Bay, favoring Oakland after being priced out of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Erik Collier serves as one of the general managers of Ask.com, a...]]>
<![CDATA[SF Parking App Makers Threatened With Fines, Lawsuit]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:32:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/06-23-2014-parking-app.jpg
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who think they can solve San Francisco’s parking woes – and make some cash at the same time – are busy launching new apps that match drivers in need with much-coveted parking...

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<![CDATA[Daughter's Letter Gets Dad Week Off of Work at Google]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:15:10 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tlmd_07_google_car.jpg
A little girl's summer wish came true thanks to a letter she wrote to Google. Katie wanted her dad, who works at Google, to spend more time with her, so she wrote the Mountain View company a letter asking...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Doodle Takes on Office Workers Sneaking Peeks at World Cup ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:36:29 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/worldcupgoogledoodle.jpg
Google outted office workers around the world with a doodle that features the iconic "Google" letters sitting around a conference table watching a World Cup game.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Down for the Second Time This Week]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:03:08 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP120112075763.jpg
Facebook appeared to be experiencing an outage on Friday afternoon. Users attempting to log on would see either a blank screen or an error message. This is the second time this week the popular...

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<![CDATA[Target Fixes Glitch That Caused Delays at Checkout]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:29:50 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/target9.JPG
Target says it has fixed a glitch that caused delays at checkout stands at some of its U.S. stores Sunday. The company said it identified the source, and that it was unrelated to a security issue. Last December,

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<![CDATA[Man Treks U.S. Meeting Facebook Friends in Person]]> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 03:57:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Mikel-McLaughlin.JPG
A Minnesota man is on a mission to get real social with his social media friends: he’s driving across the U.S. in an effort to meet all of his Facebook friends in person, some for the first time ever. “For me, I

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<![CDATA[Twitter's COO Resigns, He Will "Cherish the Memories"]]> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:34:18 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
Twitter’s chief operating officer, Ali Rowghani, resigned on Thursday, the New York Times reported.

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<![CDATA[Tesla to Open Up Its Electric Car Patents]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:49:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tesla_models_car_red.jpg
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is sharing its technological brainpower with the world and will open up all of its patents in an effort to boost electric car production. "Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits...

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<![CDATA[TweetDeck Security Issue Gives Hackers Access to Accounts]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:27:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*160/tweetdeck18.jpg
Users of Twitter's popular web app TweetDeck are encouraged to log out of their account right away. Users reported on Wednesday morning that the app was creating pop-up alerts all by itself. The issue seemed to]]>